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Nottinghamshire County Council

Nottinghamshire County Council coordinates rural touring schemes in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire on behalf of the partnership of local authorities across each area.

The three touring schemes - Village Ventures (Nottinghamshire), Centre Stage (Leicestershire) and Lincolnshire Rural and Community Touring - support volunteer promoters to programme high quality performances from professional companies and performers in local community venues. By increasing its investment the partnership is supporting the continuation and growth of the schemes in providing access to a wide range of arts activities in rural areas.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £126,000
  • 2013-2014: £128,898
  • 2014-2015: £132,249

Video feed

Space For A Child - Fostering in the East Midlands

There are over 4,000 children are in need of foster care across the East Midlands Could you make space for a child in your life? Find out how rewarding fostering can be: The Space for a Child advert from fostering with local authorities in the East Midlands including: Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council , Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Rutland County Council.


England’s iconic Major Oak on quest for European crown! Robin Hood and Nottinghamshire County Council are backing the Major Oak to win the European Tree of the Year competition! People are being urged to take part in the public vote throughout February for the competition being organised by the Environmental Partnership Organisation. The Major Oak – estimated to be between 800 and 1,000 years old – is in the heart of Sherwood Forest country park which is managed by Nottinghamshire County Council, and forms part of Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. Councillor John Knight, Committee Chairman for Culture, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “The Major Oak touches people’s hearts and their imagination. We were delighted that it won the Woodland Trust’s England Tree of the Year title in December and hope that everyone can get behind our campaign to win this prestigious European title. The Major Oak is one of the most iconic and best known trees in the world and it would be a fitting tribute if it could win this European award.” In this video, the county council's country park's team and Steve Warrington, Robin Hood at the annual Robin Hood Festival explain what makes the Major Oak so special. To place your vote in the competition visit between February 1 and February 28.

Re-opening of Bingham Library and Children's Centre

Opening speeches at the re-opening of Bingham Library and Children's Centre following a £720,000 investment project by Nottinghamshire County Council, with Culture Committee Chairman, Councillor John Knight, and Chairman of Notts CC, Councillor Pauline Allan

Amy from Channel 5's Milkshake visits Mansfield Library

TV presenter Amy Thompson from Channel 5’s Milkshake! and other panto stars met youngsters at Mansfield Library on 6 December. Find out more about our commitment to modernising libraries across the County: Amy Thompson (Princess Briar Rose), Adam Moss (Silly Billy) and Michael Quinn (Prince), are appearing at Mansfield Palace Theatre this festive season for the exciting production of Sleeping Beauty from Saturday, November 29 to Sunday, January 4.

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What is the Care Act?

An overview of the Care Act from Skills for Care

Santa's Grotto at Rufford Mill

Visit Santa Claus in his traditional Victorian style grotto at Rufford Mill cottages - a great opportunity to spread some Christmas magic for younger children. Santa is a popular chap so come early if possible and be prepared for some queues at busy times.

Coco and owners

On Sunday 30 November Coco came with her owners to visit Santa at Sherwood Forest Country Park.

Dog Grotto

On Sunday 30 November canines from across the County came to visit Santa for a festive treat.

Jake Mace and Kenny Anderson - Skills for Employment team

Nottinghamshire County Council’s Skills for Employment team is supporting more young people into education, training and employment. For the last academic year, it helped 68% of 230 young people out of NEET status – Not in Education, Training or Employment. Jake Mace was homeless during the freezing January snow blizzards last year. Now the 20-year-old is working voluntarily at a community café in Nottingham, studying on a catering course, and is living in settled accommodation. He has credited Nottinghamshire County Council’s Skills for Employment programme for helping getting his life back on track.

Say 'yes' to an apprentice through Nottinghamshire County Council

'Say 'yes' to an apprentice' is a campaign to encourage employers to take on an apprentice for the first time. Watch this video to find out about the benefits.

Riki Wessels supports National Adoption Week in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club's Riki Wessels was adopted when he was six weeks old. This National Adoption Week (3 - 9 November) he is lending his support to encourage adoptive parents to come forward for sibling groups and children who are harder to place. To find out more about adopting, visit

Robin Hood meets Doctor Who

Clara goes back in time to search for one of her heroes and finds more than she bargained for....‘Robot of Sherwood’ is the title of the next episode of the BBC One hit show, Doctor Who. Nottinghamshire County Council is hosting a major celebration to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Sherwood Forest being granted (SSSI) Site of Special Scientific Interest status with the Major Oak Woodland Festival on September 13 and 14 from 11am to 4pm. There will be heritage crafts, tree surgeons, outdoor learning displays, community archaeology, bugs and critters, bee keepers and the old tool store among the attractions during the weekend each day. For more details visit the Nottinghamshire County Council website or or the Sherwood Forest Trust website

Antique African bracelet

Emily Gillott, Community Archaeologist of Nottinghamshire County Council, describes an antique bronze bracelet that is suspected to have originated from Africa has been found on Linby farmland in Nottinghamshire.

Prepare a ready bag in case of flooding

In case of flooding in communities in Nottinghamshire one tip is to prepare a ready bag. Find out more at:

Children's social care at NCC

Whether you're starting your career in children's social care or are already experienced in this sector, Nottinghamshire is the place for you. Working as a social worker is a challenging but very rewarding job and we are seeking new staff to join us. In return for great people, we are offering an attractive benefits package and great career progression opportunities. Watch this video to find out more.

Shared Lives

Shared Lives supports vulnerable people to live as independently as possible in the community. The support provided can include help with practical tasks as well as social skills and confidence in day-to-day living.

Strawberries at Brooke Farm

Ian Holland talks about this years crop of strawberries and other produce at Brooke Farm, Nottinghamshire Visit the Brooke Farm webpages:

Get the Message

Highlighting the dangers of not paying attention when using your mobile. Produced by young people from West Notts College.

Brilliant Book Award - Chris Bradford

A message of thanks from Chris Bradford after finding out his book, Bodyguard Hostage, has won the Brilliant Book Award. Find out more about the award, who's involved and - most importantly! - the books at

Nottingham Forest Academy supports World Book Night 2014

Isaac Bloomfield and Josh Miller from Nottingham Forest Academy explain why they are getting involved in World Book Night.

pBones - The Brunts Academy

Pupils at The Brunts Academy, Park Avenue, Mansfield, taking part in pBone classes with Nottinghamshire County Council to introduce them to brass musical instruments. Music is Pharrel Williams - Happy.

Delight for duo named in National Children's Orchestra

Two Nottinghamshire primary school girls who excel in playing the viola have made it into the elite National Children's Orchestra. Ten-year-olds Erin Vinter and Annabel Stevens, are both pupils at Jesse Gray Primary School, Musters Road, in West Bridgford -- and have had support from Nottinghamshire County Council's Music Education Hub team led by Elaine Atkinson to realise their dream.

Elise Christie receives Sports Award

Nottinghamshire County Council has added its best wishes to local athletes who are to take part in The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. There is special interest as one of the brightest medal hopefuls is Elise Christie, who was recently named as Nottinghamshire's Sportsperson of the Year. The sports awards, organised by Nottinghamshire County Council and Sport Nottinghamshire, took place in January as a real celebration of grassroots and professional sports in the county, at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham on January 20. Elise spoke about her hopes for the Winter Games in a video address when she received her award from Nottinghamshire County Council Chairman Councillor John Allin. She said: "I am really grateful and thankful that I have got such an amazing award. I have put in a lot of hard work and hopefully I will come back from Sochi with some good news for everyone so thanks for the support!" The British short-track skater, who is based in Nottingham, has just retained her European 1,000m title in her last competition before the Winter Olympics next month. She won the world bronze over 1,000m last year and is considered a real medal hope at the Games which start today. The opening ceremony for the XXII Winter Olympics starts in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi this afternoon.

Nottinghamshire County Council - Rising Stars

Each year, Nottinghamshire County Council supports some of the top talent in the county with some funds to help pay for transport costs, equipment purchase and other support to help them concentrate on their support. The athletes featured in the video include young tennis star Freya Christie who starred at Wimbledon last summer, and Ethan Davis, from Mansfield, who was recently selected for both the England Freeski Squad and the GB Junior Freeski Team. This video was shown as a celebration of sporting talent at the Nottinghamshire Sports Awards at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

Nottinghamshire County Council Budget Challenge 2014/15

Watch Councillor Alan Rhodes, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council talk about the Budget Challenge. Have your say at:

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Thoroton Road
West Bridgford

52.938911, -1.12884

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